ERIC Number: ED352713
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Leading the Self-Managing School.
Caldwell, Brian J.; Spinks, Jim M.
This book focuses on the requirements for leadership in self-managing schools. It contains 9 chapters divided among 3 main parts. The first part is entitled "A New Context and a Refined Model for Self-Management." Chapter 1 uses the concept of megatrend to describe developments in Australia, Britain, Canada, New Zealand, and the United States. Chapter 2 discusses revisions of the leadership model set forth in "The Self-Managing School" (1988), which broaden and specify the context for self-managing schools, acknowledge the importance of strategic planning, and sharpen the focus on curriculum and learning. The third chapter reviews the literature so as to build a framework for guiding leaders in self-managing schools. Part B, entitled "Leadership in the Self-Managing School," contains chapters 4-7, which illustrate leadership strategies based on the revised model. Chapter 4 discusses cultural leadership and the role of the leader in creating and sustaining a culture of excellence. A model for strategic planning and implementing a school development plan is provided in the fifth chapter. Chapter 6 examines educational leadership and the ways in which teachers, parents, and others can improve teaching and learning outcomes. Chapter 7 outlines ways in which a school can be accountable without compromising its values. Part C, "Transforming Our Schools," which contains the last two chapters, begins with a focus on school systems and the role of leaders in chapter 8. Chapter 9 presents a vision of the self-managing school for the future. Eight figures and chapter endnotes are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Decentralization, Educational Administration, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Models, Organizational Climate, School Based Management
Falmer Press, Taylor and Francis, Inc., 1900 Frost Road, Suite 101, Bristol, PA 19007.
Publication Type: Books; Opinion Papers; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
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